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brothers. tamerlan is dead now. dzhokhar tsarnaev accused of using weapons of mass destruction. today the senate intelligence committee. >> there is no way we are going to rest until we see the information at our disposal. >> congressman william ketoing says he is traveling to moscow to get answers. congressman king and mike mccaul waiting. senator lindsey graham blamed a misspelling for the disconnect on dzhokhar tsarnaev's trip to russia. >> i think they did a good job of looking at him. the reason we didn't know he went to russia is because the name was misspelled. >> we are learning about a motive. officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev told investigators it was because of their religious views and not because of ties to terror groups. they got the instructions on how to make the bomb online. i want to bring in the huffington post managing editor amanda turkal. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the congressional briefings. two of them today. what are we expecting? >> i think we -- there are a lot of unanswered questions in the context of the gun control debate. where did
. this is the latest. dzhokhar tsarnaev said that his brother was behind the terror attack, no groups were involved and the motivation of the bombing was to defend islam. all of these claims must now be verified by investigators. one other piece of news overnight. residents, and people who work on boyleston street, which is the crime scene. residents and people who work there, will be allowed back today. we'll start our coverage with miguel marquez at the medical center where the suspect remains being treated. good morning. miguel. >> reporter: good morning. he is being treated. there's little change in his condition overnight and investigators occasionally speak with him. dzhokhar tsarnaev was read his rights, has a lawyer and will be tried as any other citizen, not as an enemy combat. >> we i have v a long history here of b successfully prosecuting terrorists and bringing them to justice and the president fully believes that that process will work in this case. >> reporter: despite his injuries including a bullet wound to a neck, sedated on a ventilator and restrained, tsarnaev still can nod his
thursday night's carjacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver that he had bullets in his gun according to the fbi and said, "i'm serious." at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed, other explosive devices were also found. in an interview for "dateline" nbc, the boston police commissioner says that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over some unexploded devices that they threw at the officers. and i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> that was nbc's pete williams. thank you so much. >>> today members of the house will get a top-secret briefing on the boston bombings. while the chair of the senate intelligence committee is demanding that the fbi ex
of "starting point" begins right now. >>> he can hardly speak but terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is talking or at least communicating, big new developments this morning in the boston marathon bombing investigation. cnn's jake tapper has learned that tsarnaev is communicating with investigators, and claims that he and his brother pulled off last week's bombing of the marathon and also that their motivation seems to be that of jihadists. cnn's chief washington correspondent and anchor of "the lead" jake tapper is with us this morning. and jake, what are your sources telling you about these communications. >> u.s. government source tells me that in these preliminary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev, and he underlines they're preliminary, all the information that dzhokhar is giving needs to be checked out, that investigators are not taking his word for it, but what he is saying is that first of all, there were no foreign groups involved in the attacks. second, he's saying that there is an online component to how these brothers were radicalized. they watched videos online. they got information
see dzhokhar tsarnaev just after the murder of an m.i.t. police officer. >> first the headline from the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, we acted alone. a u.s. government source quotes the surviving suspect saying the older brother was the master mind and they had no international ties to terror groups. he also says the men were motivated by radical islam and the jihadist goal of waging a holy war. they learned to make their bombs from readily available instructions on the internet. deborah has the latest from new york. >> wolf, we can tell you investigators are painting a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this tamerlan tsarnaev was living. his pull here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucasus. what we can tell you this morning is that the m.i.t. officer that was shot to death did not radio into dispatch to request a description of the suspect and he did not alert dispatch he was responding to the two men who apparently came up to him totally unaware. he was shot four to five times according to a source. it took at least nearly 13 minutes to actually f
to do it with the names. dzhokhar tsarnaev telling authorities how and why they planned the attack. >> good morning. dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in serious condition here but now he is facing serious charges as well. the use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. he was arraigned from his hospital bed before a federal magistrate who determine he was alert, mentally competent and lucid. and now we know he has begun to communicate. he was able to nod during this hearing and he said one word -- "no" -- when asked if he could afford a lawyer. court papers line out the time saying tsarnaev was caught in the area before the bombing 11 minutes before and was seen fiddling with his cell phone shortly before the blast. tsarnaev is communicating with authorities revealing the internet provided a lot of information on this attack and there was no foreign help. sources tell abc that tsarnaev claims they had no direct financing from governments or rogue groups -- or rogue groups overseas, and that the younger brother may not have known about this
, andrew. we expect there could be criminal charges against dzhokhar tsarnaev today. chillingly after the bombing a week with ago today, he and his brother tamerlan appeared to resume their normal lives. friends say he was at dartmouth, work withing out at the gym, talking about the bombing. and they are still in disbelief. >> it's hard top comprehend someone could go doing normal college kid stuff to bombing a marathon. >> and that about the older brother, tamerlan, 26 years old? he apparently talked to his parents in russia after the bombing and said everything was okay. he he went back to russia last year and was not interviewed afterwards. that has some on capitol hill wondering how did the intelligent agencies miss this? >> the fact that we could not track him as to be fixed. it's people like this that you don't want to let out of your site. this was a mistake. i don't know if our laws are in sufficient or the fbi failed but we're at war with radical islamists and we need to up our game. >> on "squawk box" last hour, he said the the whole thing this doesn't need is more interfere
target the marathon came only in the last few weeks. dzhokhar tsarnaev told agents, according to authorities. according to the criminal complaint against dzhokhar, seen here at an atm machine, trying to get cash from a man whose car he stole, he confessed to the victim, telling him, i did that. as to inspiration, authorities tell abc news, dzhokhar said he and his brother were following the internet preachings of anwar al awlaki, the american-born jihadist, who has been dead for a year and a half. >> it appears to me that the older brother was particularly influenced by al awlaki. >> reporter: despite his ties and his trips to russia, it was a hatred of america that motivated the attack. >> his brother believed that the u.s., through the wars in afghanistan and iraq, were killing muslims. >> reporter: hours after the younger brother talked, authorities swarmed an area behind a cambridge drugstore, looking for more explosives or the place where the bombs might have been built. the fbi hopes to get additional insight from tamerlan's wife. seen over the weekend leaving the family
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